Best Restaurants in Scarborough Maine
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14 Mouthwatering Restaurants in Scarborough Maine

Scarborough Maine is a charming and scenic seaside town nestled on the coast in the Greater Portland & Casco Bay region. The small town has a population of around 20,000 and is comprised of only about 70 square miles, but it has many fantastic dining options.

The variety of restaurants in Scarborough Maine is bound to make any foodie happy — from fresh seafood to brewpubs to scoop shops and more. The following dining spots on this list will not disappoint, so enjoy sipping and savoring throughout the town!

Bite Into Maine Scarborough
Bite Into Maine | photo via karltotoro

Cheers With Friends at Nonesuch River Brewing

201 Gorham Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074

Nonesuch River Brewing, named after the river that runs through the seaside town, is the first brewery in Scarborough Maine. It’s also a restaurant and event venue. It hosts food and beer pairing dinners, monthly tap takeovers, and holiday events.

If you’re sticking around for a while, join the Monday Mug Club — you’ll get to drink out of a locally crafted mug with reduced prices on pours, food, and more.

Savor Some Lobster Rolls at Scarborough Lobster

697 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

Originally known as the “Lobstah Barn,” family-owned Scarborough Lobster offers some of the freshest, fairly priced seafood around. This Scarborough restaurant is currently operated by former merchant ship captain Martin Macisso, but it has been serving amazing eats since 1949.

Try one of the savory lobster rolls, stuffed scallops, or delicious stuffed clams. Look for the decorative boat with clam boxes outside. There’s an outdoor seating area with picnic tables and umbrellas where you can enjoy a summer snack.

Scarborough Lobster is closed during the winter.

Scarborough Lobster
Scarborough Lobster | photo via jessedibona

Grab an Indulgent Quick Bite at Bite Into Maine

185 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

The Bite Into Maine Commissary Take Out in Scarborough Maine has lobster rolls to die for. It only uses fresh Maine lobster, locally baked bread, and mayo that is made in-house.

Try the traditional, Maine-style lobster roll or one of the unique twists on the classic — like the yellow Indian curry or wasabi mayo lobster roll.

Bite Into Maine also has lobster mac grilled cheese (comfort food at its finest) and homemade whoopie pies (a Maine favorite dessert).

This Scarborough Maine location is open year-round and is the operating kitchen for the company’s food trucks in Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

Eat Italian at Pine Point Grill

240 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074

Relax and enjoy casual dining with refined touches at Pine Point Grill. Featuring beautifully presented dishes and craft cocktails, the menu includes primarily Italian dishes, fresh seafood, and gourmet pizzas.

Don’t miss out on some of the specialties, though, which include the Bistro Sirloin, Pork Sugo Rigatoni, Pan-Seared Scallops, and White Clam and Sausage Bucatini.

Bite Into Maine Scarborough
Bite Into Maine | photo via karltotoro

Take in Waterfront Views at Stern Seafood

96 King St, Scarborough, ME 04074

Stern Seafood is a fresh seafood restaurant with beautiful waterfront views. It has some of the best vistas of all the restaurants in Scarborough Maine. The venue is located in the Pine Point neighborhood, right on the shores of the Nonesuch River.

You’ll see boats delivering lobster and clam diggers working off the beach — that’s how fresh the food is. If you’re looking for a great romantic dinner, order the Bonfire Night Lobster Bake. It’s the perfect plate for two.

Stern Seafood closes for winter and reopens in spring.

Make a Toast at Sebago Brewing Company

201 Southborough Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074

Sebago Brewing Company has a Scarborough Maine brewpub that is perfect for spending some downtime with friends and family — with a delicious meal and craft beer, of course.

The high-quality beers are brewed from the pristine waters of beautiful Sebago Lake, and the food frequently uses locally sourced ingredients.

The brewpub has a great selection of creative craft beers, including some limited-release pours — like the barrel-aged barleywine and Streets of Rome Italian-style pilsner.

Sebago Brewing Company - Scarborough Restaurant
Sebago Brewing Company | photo via sebagobrewing

Satiate Your Sweet Tooth at The Holy Donut

398 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

The Holy Donut has mouthwatering doughnuts made with a unique ingredient — riced potatoes, which give the sweet treats a distinctive texture, consistency, and flavor.

The Maine-based business makes the potato doughnuts from scratch every day, offering some of the freshest, most delightful doughnuts you may ever encounter.

Try some of the fabulous, creative specialty doughnuts as well — like Holy Cannoli Ginger Glazed and Sweet Potato Coffee Cake. In the mood for something savory? You might love the Bacon Cheddar stuffed plain dough.

Grab a Scoop at Bayley’s Ice Cream

161 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074

Enjoy any of the 65 flavors of homemade frozen dessert at Bayley’s Ice Cream. It has been a local favorite since 2010, but the Bayley family who owns and operates it has been in business since the early 1940s.

Taste the classics as well as unique flavors — like grape nut, white chocolate lavender, caramel Twix, and peaches and cream. Plus, this Scarborough Maine scoop shop is only a five-minute drive from Pine Point Beach.

Bayley’s Ice Cream is only open during warm months.

Bayley’s Ice Cream Scarborough Maine
Bayley’s Ice Cream | photo via loveletterstomaine

Have Breakfast With Dessert at Honeycomb Cafe

132 Pleasant Hill Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074

The Honeycomb Cafe is famous for its creative breakfast sandwiches and delectable treats. Here are a few unique sandwiches that you shouldn’t miss:

  • The Figgy Piggy — a croissant with fig jam, egg, bacon, and brie cheese
  • The Salty Sue — a homemade focaccia with olive cream cheese, feta, tomato, spring mix, and egg
  • The Habanero Ham — a house-made biscuit with habanero-bacon jam, smoked gouda, honey ham, and egg

Honeycomb Cafe is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Try a Homemade Bagel Sandwich at The Maine Bagel

172 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

The Maine Bagel has some of the freshest bagels you’ll ever taste. It bakes the bagels and pastries from scratch every morning and makes in-house cream cheeses. None of the food is ever frozen. The raisin walnut and bacon and chive cream cheeses are a couple of local favorites.

Also, the Maine Bagel is one of the restaurants in Scarborough Maine that supports the community. Many of its leftover bagels are donated to local farmers and food banks.

O’Reilly’s Cure Scarborough
O’Reilly’s Cure | photo via foodglutton_

Taste Irish & Korean Dishes at O’Reilly’s Cure

264 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant & Bar might sound just like a traditional Irish pub, but much of its dining influence is also Korean American. Owners Patrick and Sue O’Reilly have created a tasty mashup of Irish and Korean American dishes.

Try the tender, tamari-marinated Korean steak tips or the Irish classic Guinness beef stew. And, the bar offers rotating craft beer on tap, craft cocktails, and an excellent bourbon, whiskey, and scotch selection.

Grab a Burger & Beer at Dunstan Tap & Table

6 Stewart Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074

Dunstan Tap & Table is a popular community hub in the Dunstan Crossing neighborhood. This Scarborough Maine restaurant has a comfortable, chill vibe but with refined takes on pub fare and drinks.

Order one of the gourmet burgers — like the maple bourbon burger or the bacon mac burger (ground beef and bacon blended patties topped with American cheese, thousand island, and trimmings). Or, bite into a unique dish — like the jerk chicken wrap or bulgogi barbecue shrimp tacos.

In the mood for a drink? A couple of great craft cocktail options are the Rosemary Cosmopolitan (Tito’s and cranberry, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and rosemary cran sugar foam) and Death By Sea Salt (vodka, double espresso vodka, double chocolate liqueur, cold brew, and caramel).

Dunstan Tap & Table - Scarborough Restaurant
Dunstan Tap & Table | photo via downn_the_rabbit_hole

Enjoy Fresh Maine Lobster at The Bait Shed

84 Jones Creek Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074

The Bait Shed is a uniquely designed Scarborough Maine restaurant nestled in the Pine Point neighborhood. The bar was created from a historic bait cooler, and tables were added on the dock for dining with waterfront views.

You’ll enjoy panoramas of the Scarborough River while dining on deliciously fresh seafood, featuring classic dishes as well as modern twists. Some of the specialties include the Monstah — a 2.5 pound-minimum, hard shell lobster with sides — and the lobster flatbread with garlic sauce and chives.

The Bait Shed closes for the winter season.

Nosh on Authentic Thai at JoJo’s Thai Kitchen

183 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

JoJo’s Thai Kitchen is one of the only restaurants in Scarborough Maine that serves authentic Thai cuisine. JoJo’s has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, and that shows in the fantastic and flavorful dishes.

We highly recommend the Duck Choo Chee, a crispy duck served with veggies and sweet-and-spicy Thai curry sauce.

The Bait Shed - Scarborough Restaurant
The Bait Shed | photo via michelledecata

Sip & Savor Your Way Through Restaurants in Scarborough Maine

You’re bound to find your next favorite eatery within these Scarborough Maine restaurants. From handcrafted breads and pastries to some of the freshest catches you’ll find, these dining options might encourage you to extend your Maine vacation.

And if that’s the case, there are plenty of hotels and lodging options. Want to explore more of Maine? Portland is less than a 15-minute drive from Scarborough, and it’s a paradise for food lovers too!

One Comment

  1. edward libby says:

    why was kens place or the clam bake not included in this for scarborough?

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